Are You Ready To PLAY?

At PLAY Health & Fitness we believe that every BODY should feel and look great. 

Every Session at PLAY is designed to help you feel better.
Our approach to health & fitness is simple; Eat Well, Play More and Laugh a lot.
We build fit, strong, resilient bodies, using intelligent and sustainable methods. Our classes are designed to bring a smile to your face, releasing those happy endorphins and improving your mental health.
We start with correct technique and building strong foundations, once you have all this in place, then we can push a little harder. 
When it comes to adults, it's about un-training years of poor movement patterns, geting you moving correctly and pain free. 
When it comes to kids, it's about setting them up with the right technique from the very start to prevent injury and watch them fly!
Want to see the results we get? Check them out ​

MOVE better  |  FEEL better  |  LOOK better  |  PLAY better


"We don't Stop Playing because we grow old. We grow old, because we stop playing"

                                                                                                                     George Bernard Shaw


Marlena Porter 
Owner and Director of PLAY Health & Fitness
I have worked in the fitness industry for over 24 years. I am a wife, a mother of two amazing girls, and one fur baby. And I absolutely love my job and all the people that have come into my life because of it.
I firmly believe that life is meant to be enjoyed. Exercise should be fun, not a chore. I want to show you that life is more enjoyable when you can move better; you are a happier person when you eat better; and I want you to feel great about yourself.
Life is too short to feel crap! 



Certificate 3 & 4 Fitness

Reformer Pilates

Mat Pilates

Kinetic Link Training - Functional Strength and Conditioning coach

Les Mills Grit

Core Fitness Roller

Cycle Excel

Boxing Instructor

Orbit Indoor Walking and Personal Training. 

CPR and Level 2 First Aid

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Kirtley Searies

Kirtley is an absolute pocket rocket! There is honestly nothing this woman can't do!

By day, and integration aid at a primary school, and in her spare time, she runs marathons, is the mother to 3 incredible kids, and a personal trainer, dog lover, and avid rugby league supporter.



Certificate 3 in fitness

CPR and First Aid

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Annabelle Dawson

Hello! I’m Annabelle and I work as a Disability Support Worker as well as a Yoga Instructor! I
am very passionate about health and wellbeing and enjoy everything to do with being
outside, like camping, running, skiing, and eating lots of yummy foods. I have a strong
interest in medicine and psychology - I completed my Bachelor of Science at the University
of Melbourne where I majored in Neuroscience. Yoga is something I discovered during the
lockdown in 2019, and I love the overlap it is creates between Eastern and Western health. I
also love the emphasis it has on humility and quiet strength. I live at home with my
wonderful parents and I love baking, reading, and travelling. My teaching and training
philosophy is based on the mind and our control (or lack thereof) of it. We can be own worst
enemy or our best friend when it comes to challenging the body, and I encourage everyone
to push themselves out of their comfort zone and find out of what their capable! My
philosophy in life is about serving other people and I love the way that physical movement
strengthens our mind and body so that we’re better equipped to help ourselves and then
help others.

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Erlina Dowling

I’m fun! And that is true! That also makes me a fun trainer :) But I can be a “drill sergeant” when needed :)


I am a mother of 2 beautiful young girls and loving it (most of the time).

I love food, occasional wine, movies, dance and outdoor activity of any type. I prefer mountains over beaches. I also love my 2 dogs, cats and partner (most of the time). Did I mention I love wine? :))



Barre Sculpt Certified

Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell

Level 1 TRX Suspension

Roman Pilates Reformer

CPR and First Aid



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Our Address:
40 Old Eltham Road, Lower Plenty 3093
Phone: 0407 059 223